With or without flu? Paddy Power takes bets on Coldplay and U2 concert cancellations
Irish rockers U2 are the most likely band to next cancel a tour date due to Swine Flu, according to UK bookmakers Paddy Power. The Irish bookmaker began taking bets after it emerged today that Kasabian front man Tom Meighan has been hospitalised in Sydney, forcing the band to cancel their entire Australian tour.
Paddy Power make U2 their 6/4 favourites, closely followed by Coldplay at odds of 7/4 and Britney Spears at 6/1. Less likely, but not completely immune according to Paddy Power, are veteran rockers Fleetwood Mac at 10/1 and Oasis at 20/1.
Paddy Power said; "Obviously being a musician in a band on a world tour puts you at greater risk of infection, so we’re guessing the bigger the tour the bigger the risk, and tours don’t get much bigger that U2’s 360!"
Current odds with Paddy Power:
10/1 Fleetwood Mac
18/1 Simply Red
100/1 Pinky and Perky
More photos from Coldplay's set at All Points West festival, Liberty State Park, New Jersey (2nd August 2009):
Pictures by bestmusiclive.com